Azteca Mexica New Year, Emma Prusch Park, San Jose

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – The Azteca Mexica New Year was celebrated this past weekend in the Emma Prusch Park in San Jose, California. The two-day celebration drew thousands of well wishers who shared in the cultural exchange.

Nahuatl is the language of the Aztec. It is a language or group of languages of the Uto-Aztecan language family: Yancuic Xīhuitl, according to the Aztec calendar, is the time to celebrate the new year.

Carlos Cuatecpalt (Romero) of Danza Mexica Nanahuatzin states “It is a real new year. The stars in the cosmos are lined up!  In the Aztec Calendar it is the year of the reed. It means it is the year of strength and many changes, spiritually.  You have to make changes without fear. Do what your heart tells you to, and it is going to be a great year.”

Native News Online photographs by Christopher Burquez.


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Calpulli Tonalehqueh Dancers at Azteca Mexica New Year

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Dancer Azteca Mexica New Year

Dancer Azteca Mexica New Year

 

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